Job Description

Job Title: Carpenter
Job ID: 734343
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Plant Maintenance
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


To construct, repair and maintain all forms of carpentry work within the health system.

  • Assemble wooden pieces using glue, nails and screws in building such items as shipping crates, stands, display racks and instrument and equipment cases. 
  • Install floor boards and coverings, such as linoleum and asphalt on vinyl tile and cove base. 
  • Construct casework and counter tops using plastic laminates, melamine and vinyl clad board.
  • Build or repair fire-rated wall partitions, door jams and all forms of gypsum or acoustical ceilings. 
  • Erect sound partitions with metal studs, insulation and drywall. 
  • Tape, spackle and prepare drywall for painting.
  • Calculate quantity of materials needed and requisitions lumber, hardware and other supplies. 
  • Select stock, tools and supplies such as nails, screws and glue to repair wooden structures. 
  • Remove and replace broken or rusted hardware. 
  • Repair partition, doors, windows, floor, furniture and building framework, using power tools such as a planer, sander, saws and drills or hand tools such as planes, chisels, rasps and saws.
  • Construct, repair and maintain wooden structures such as furniture, equipment, partitions and other parts of hospital buildings. 
  • Works from blueprints, drawings, or oral instructions being conscious of safety hazards and cost containment efforts.
  • Maintain or install all types of hardware pertaining to a door or fire egress (ect., door closures, panic devices, hinges, electric latches, coordinators, etc.).
  • May replace glass windows or ceiling tile; builds scaffolding and cement forms; assists other craftsmen in handling materials on major repair or installation projects. 
  • Perform all forms of demolition and removal of construction material and debris from job site. 
  • Perform minor excavating for forms and footers.
  • Must be able to rotate all shifts, weekends and holiday work schedules.
  • Prepare daily and monthly time sheets and various written reports as requested. 
  • May be requested to carry a pager if necessary by management.
  • Responsible for clean up and removal of carpenter's equipment and supplies from work areas.
  • Read blueprints or specifications to determine procedure of constructing cabinets, furniture, partitions and other wooden articles. 
  • Measure and mark in prescribed dimensions on wooden stock using rules, tape measure, calipers, compass and marking pencil to guide cutting operations.
  • Responsible for maintaining master key system and all duties related to locks and security. Re-key locks and install, mortise, cylindrical, electric and combination type locksets. Responsible for duplication of all keys. Responsible for assuring proper use of key control policies and attaining proper authorization for any change or alteration to a lock or duplication of a key.
  • Will be utilized as a general maintenance trades person as deemed necessary.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent. 
  • A four-year apprenticeship or equivalent on-the-job training required. 
  • Must possess the ability to move throughout the facility's various buildings, roofs, tunnels and confined spaces. 
  • Must possess the ability and knowledge to operate and maintain power equipment/tools, both stationary and portable, pertaining to the maintenance field. 
  • Must be able to perform all forms of appropriate maintenance work or repairs on various forms of ladders, scaffolds, man-lifts and safety equipment in order to complete work assignments at extreme heights.
  • Good knowledge of locks, keys and master systems. 
  • Must possess the aptitude and ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0

Union Position: Yes

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